Politics

Best session ever for Inslee | The Petri Dish

Jay Inslee looks to be enjoying his best legislative session as governor. By the time it wraps up, the Democratic governor should get 15 of… Continue reading

Bainbridge council pulls plug on Trump impeachment resolution

Councilman Deets will persue personal statement instead

On Impeachment, Will Democrats Put Country Over Party? | Dick Polman

Just suppose, for the sake of argument, that a Democratic president had acted as a doormat for Russia, indulging and amplifying an unprecedented soft invasion… Continue reading

The Legislature’s 2019 hits and misses | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA – The 2019 Legislative Session began Jan. 14 and is scheduled to end on April 28, if the operation, transportation, and capital budget all… Continue reading

Trump’s New Plan: Boot Families From Public Housing | John L. Micek

The Trump administration is upping the ante in its war on undocumented immigrants with a new proposal to boot them from public housing — all… Continue reading

What Would Make Congress Better? | Lee H. Hamilton

A couple of weeks ago I was speaking to a group of students and decided to start with a point-blank question: Is Congress doing a… Continue reading

Bainbridge city attorney finds flaws in two recent Ethics Board opinions

Bainbridge Island City Attorney Joe Levan has issued two memos that point out several legal flaws in a pair of opinions issued last week by… Continue reading

Chernobyl’s Deadly Effects Estimates Vary | John LaForge

April 26 marks the 33rd anniversary of the 1986 radiation disaster at Chernobyl reactor Number 4 in Ukraine, just north of Kiev the capital. It… Continue reading

Former Bainbridge mayor announces run for council

Kirsten Hytopoulos to file to run for position held by Councilman Ron Peltier

Kitsap Regional Library orders nine copies of Mueller’s report for local readers

The page-turner that has consumed the nation’s capital will be coming to local libraries next month. Last week, a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert… Continue reading

Woman completes 17-day hunger strike for Southern Resident Orcas | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA — Lanni Johnson, 71, tearfully completed her 17-day hunger strike Wednesday as she took the first bites of an orange, her first food in… Continue reading

Exemption removed for measles shots | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA – In a late night party-line vote April 17, the Washington Senate approved the removal of the personal exemption for the measles, mumps, and… Continue reading

Earth Day: Our Planet in Peril | Robert F. Dodge

Today marks the 49th anniversary of the first Earth Day. This comes 50 years after the Santa Barbara oil spills which were instrumental in the… Continue reading

The Mueller Report — Guilty! | Mel Gurtov

My moniker for this president is Desperate Donald. Now the Mueller report shows the moniker is a good one: It tells us that Trump went… Continue reading

Ethics Board to Councilman Peltier: ‘Stop this harassing behavior’

Latest ethics review blasts councilman for ‘campaign of harassment’ against former city manager

The Democrats Have a White Man Problem | Raging Moderate

There are enough tugs-of-war playing out inside the Democratic Party to keep a multi-franchise, company picnic busy for an entire summer. We’re not talking about… Continue reading

Critics Tax Sanders Unfairly | Peter Funt

Of all the important issues in the 2020 campaign, how much money each of the Democrats has should not be on any list. But now… Continue reading

At Risk: The Idea of America | Mel Gurtov

Perhaps the most damaging legacy of the Trump years is the disservice he and his associates are doing to Americans’ sense of self and nation.… Continue reading

What Does it Mean to Teach Peace? | Ellen Birkett Lindeen

Depending on your age, people associate peace with protesting the Vietnam War, songs, movies and marches of the 1960s, the time before 9/11, quiet getaway… Continue reading

Streaming ‘Game of Thrones?’ You Should Care About Net Neutrality Bill | John L. Micek

If you’re like me, you’re probably going to sit down on Sunday night, popcorn and adult beverage in hand, to watch the start of the… Continue reading